About

 

"Gigaplex is 10 to the billionth power, which corresponds (roughly) to the number of states of mind an individual has during a lifetime.  gigaplex ARCHITECTS is a company embedded within the mountains, canyons, basins, rivers and valleys of the Wasatch Back, conscious of and continually mining the evolution of the best ideas and best values of the people and their things, the animals and their air and space, our landscape and its water.  It imagines, develops, designs and builds according to the principles of its community; it acts local, thinks global; it is committed, material and soul, to enhancing the joy of living; it seeks to influence the survival of our species; it depicts itself: “Life-specific”. Our client? The end user: our community, for now and as far as our gigaplex states of mind can reach the future needs.  Admittedly, we stretch for the absolute best of and for everything and all concerned.

We try to frame space with architecture humble, unique, flowing and grand; it is what is as exactly as possible the whole notion of community call for: Uniform disparity, Disparate uniformity; Stories, Legend, background.  It’s what’s written.  It’s in what we build.  We attempt to achieve the timelessness of palpable quality.  We look through the glasses of affordability, structure and aesthetics, ever balancing Vitruvius’s lasting trinity of architectural goals: Firmness, Commodity and Delight.

Team

                     

HANK LOUIS, Principal Designer
Hank is a visionary Architect, artist and author with a unique character and calming demeanor focused on the inspirational and humane aspects of design. 30 years of experience as the Principal Architect and lead designer in the Park City area. Hank will work to ensure the right team is in place and enthusiastically guide this project.

JARRETT MOE, Lead Designer
Associate Architect with a passion for innovative design, collaboration and research; his drive is making new realities possible.  As a former Nordic ski athlete and coach, his drive for quality and the ability to be a team leader is essential in execution of design projects; his experience in both small residential projects to large scale urban redevelopment (City Creek Center, SLC) is a unique asset.

EHLIAS LOUIS, Business Development
Ehlias is a recovering Aerospace Engineer with experience in Human Spaceflight design, program management, and systems engineering, with an International MBA.  Providing the business discipline and complex project management experience for the firm.  As a former U.S. Ski Team Athlete, he knows what it takes to push beyond the normal to achieve the extraordinary.

BRANDO McDONNELL, Project Manager / Environmental Designer
Brando received an Architectural Degree from the University of Colorado in 2013. Throughout his education he worked for Frank O. Gehry Partners LLP and Burdge and Associates. Prior to Gigaplex he worked for Studio Bracket in Malibu, CA. Brando works remotely from Bend, Oregon and is currently finishing construction on a self designed and built Tiny Home.

SAM HUNT,  Architectural Associate
Sam is a recent graduate of the Master of Architecture Program at the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning with undergraduate studies in Construction Management and Architecture.  Sam was a co-project manager of the student designed built Cedar Hall classroom in Bluff, UT, as part of the DesignBuildBLUFF program.  He is also a recent recipient of the Roger Bailey Travel Fellowship to travel and study Adaptive Reuse architecture throughout Europe. With a passion for design-buld, public interest design, and sustainability, Sam adds to the vitality of Gigaplex Design.

JENNIFER CASTELLI, CAD Designer/Drafter
The newest member to Gigaplex, joining the team in early 2016.  Jennifer has an understanding of how commercial and residential buildings are constructed; and supports the team by taking projects from initial concept and feasibility thru to completion.  She helps to transform initial product designs into working documents using computer-aided design (CAD), and enhancing them with BIM Models, Realistic Renderings, 3D Virtual Reality, and Vitual Walk-Thrus.  All while keeping a mindful eye on modern and sustainable living.